Music From My Heart

We like to keep things simple around here. Mr Papercraft has no excuse to forget our wedding anniversary – it falls on the same day as Miss Papercraft’s birthday and the day before Valentine’s Day.

For our anniversary, in keeping with that simple theme, I made an almost one layer card using the Music From The Heart stamp set and hearts from the Detailed Hearts Die.

Music From The Heart | kelly kent

This gorgeous musically themed stamp set was designed by Dawn Olchefske (one of my fave SU designers and the first place I check if I need a tutorial!) as part of her million dollar sales achievement.

Music From The Heart | kelly kent

The colour theme is simple too – red, white & black, which matches the theme we had for our wedding.  I’ve shared some photos before of our beautiful day (see here and here), but here’s another one from the archives.

Sadly this restaurant is no longer is operation, but how amazing is that red wall???  And so convenient to match our colours!

There’s a solid place in the crafting world for a traditional lovey-dovey card with hearts all over it!  The hearts I’ve used on this card are from the Detailed Hearts Die.  As well as a great die cut for cards & scrapbooking, the hearts it leaves when it cuts out the die are amazing for adding to projects.  I took a little liberty with the music notes and transformed them into hearts too!

Music From The Heart | kelly kent

Happy anniversary to Mr Papercraft!  The goal in life is not to find the perfect person, but to find the person perfect for you – and we’ve succeeded!

 

Stamp Review Crew | Piece of Cake

Thanks for joining the Stamp Review Crew hop today as we share with you our projects using the Piece of Cake stamp set.  Tour the world for some new ideas for this gorgeous set (and also the coordinating punch – Cake Builder).

I’ve used this hop as a chance to freshen up my use of this stamp set by mixing it with the new Stitched Lace Die.

PIece of Cake | kelly kent

It was also a chance to make a wedding card with this set.  I’ve mostly used this for a birthday theme – but I just love the font & styling of the “Mr & Mrs” so when planning for this hop, I knew that’s the type of card I wanted to make!.Which was actually perfect, because the Stitched Lace Die just screams wedding!!!

PIece of Cake | kelly kent

My colour palette for this card is Whisper White, Seaside Spray (one of the new In Colors) and Night of Navy.  Add in silver foil for the cake stand and a touch of Rococo Rose & Pretty Peacock for the cake flowers and we have a soft & pretty wedding card.

PIece of Cake | kelly kent

The Stitched Lace Die is a wonderful background for the cake.  The bottom piece (Whisper White)  is 5-5/10″ x 3-7/8″.  I’ve then cut a piece of Seaside Spray at 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4..  Once cut, I lined it up with the pattern on the Whisper White piece and trimmed the excess from the top & bottom.  I love the two tone effect when lined up seamlessly.

PIece of Cake | kelly kent

Cake are wonderful symbols of celebration, so I know you’re going to see many wonderful ideas for this set as you continue the hop with my sweet friend Cindy Elam.

Thanks for joining us today.


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Happily Ever After – Thank You Card Gift Set

It’s time for a break from the craft table to attend a wedding!

Mr & Mrs Papercraft have put on some pretty clothes and are having a night out!!!

Although it’s become traditional for monetary wedding gifts in our current generation.

I understand the wishing well – we did the same!  Most couples have already set up house long before they got married and money allows them to buy big ticket items that they want or need.  I will always be grateful for our dishwasher!

I wanted to break from tradition and share some handmade love for the couple’s wedding.

Their wedding invite was so pretty and reminded me of the Seasonal Layers bundle that I’ve been playing with this month.

So, I made 25 notecards in the blossom theme with the gorgeous sentiment from the All Things stamp set ‘ thank you for sharing in our happily ever after’.  So sweet!!!

All Things Thanks is available in the 2017 Occasions catalogue and to my delight, appears in the upcoming Annual Catalogue.

In a very happy coincidence, I was able to package of all of the cards into a box that one of my birthday gifts came in during the week – talk about perfect timing!

And a perfect fit!  The box fits 25 card and decorated envelopes perfectly!

In the same style, I made a wedding card for the happy couple, using masking tape to block out the ‘thank you’ part of the sentiment, leaving just a wonderful wedding sentiment!

The gift set and wedding card use a few retired/retiring items.  There are some things in my stash that I keep for personal creations.

From long ago, I used the Brushed Gold cardstock – it’s perfect for weddings!  Do you still have some tucked away?

From not so long ago, I used Mossy Meadow cardstock (it matched the invite!).

And from now, the soon to be retired the Falling Petals embossing folder.  I’m keeping that one forever!!!

Once the card is all written out, I’ll be finishing it with flourish of ribbon & a bow.

I love handmade!  And I hope this thank you notecard set helps out the happy couple!

Here’s to a wonderful night!!!

 

Double Happiness Wedding Wishes

It’s been a big week of custom requests – which I {LOVE}!

This one was a wedding card with an Asian theme.

I used the couple’s wedding invite as a base for the theme – giving me a colour palette of red, white & black and the beautiful Chinese symbol for double happiness.

This is what I created…

The double happiness symbol was the centrepiece of the card, surrounded by some red cherry blossoms made using the Tree Builder punch.

I added their initials on vellum in gold embossing to the bottom right hand corner and finished the card with some pretty hearts from the Window Box Thinlits die.

I hope the happy couple had a wonderful wedding day!  It was a pleasure to make a card for your special occasion.


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Better Together Wedding Wishes

I’m at a wedding today – the beautiful union between one of my best friends from uni & her suave (now) husband.

This is the card I made for them, using some of my favourite supplies.

Monogrammed Wedding Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Many of the products I used for this creation are at the top end of pricing – but don’t let that deter you.  They are great, solid investments that you won’t regret.

The first is the Large Letters framelits and Letters for You stamp set.

Letter sets are amongst my favourite purchases – it adds so many options for personalisation.

For me, one of the greatest pleasures of card making is being able to create something you can’t easily buy in the retail market.

Monogrammed Wedding Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The best value purchase for this set is using the 50% discount you earn when hosting a workshop with sales of $750 or more.

Any crafter can be a host – ask me how!


The next great investment is the Better Together stamp set.

It’s {FILLED} with really useful sentiments in great layouts and fonts.  You’ll be able to use them on all your cards & projects.

Better Together stamp set - wedding card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I added the sentiment to the outside of a custom made envelope – just for a different touch!


The final ‘must-have’ is the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits – so elegant and such a lovely feature piece.

It looks stunning in gold glimmer paper!!!

Monogrammed Wedding Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.


Lots of wedding wishes for the happy couple.  Now, it’s time to party!!!

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Inspired by the Invite

Today two lovely friends of mine are getting married.  We met them years ago playing social netball and at that time Jason was NEVER getting married.  Well, like many men, he grew up (or gave in to the nagging!), so I’m excited to be a witness when Jason makes an honest woman of Ciara.  The wedding is in my hometown (about 2 hours from where I live now), so I get to go home and spend the weekend with my parents, which is an added bonus!  And even cooler that’s it’s the Easter weekend because there will chocolate!!!

Anyway, back to the card making.  Whenever I make a wedding card for a wedding I’m going to, I always try and incorporate the invite design in some way.  Often I’ll use the actual invite to make the card (as I’ve done today).  Wedding invites usually include pretty bling, awesome patterned paper and great cardstock – so they are a great foundation for a beautiful card.  Where possible, I’ll use the same colour theme.  Sometimes I’ll copy the style of the invite.  I often wonder if people notice the similarities between my card and their invite.  I think it’s a cute & personal touch and gives me great inspiration for a unique design.

For Ciara & Jason, I’ve followed with their cream & navy theme and used the bling in the centre of the card, the pattern paper in the lattice and the glimmery cardstock for the hearts.  For this card I’ve pulled some retired embellishments out of the vault.  I wouldn’t say I’m a hoarder … but I do find it hard to part with my lovely Stampin’ Up! collection, even when it’s retired.  So, I was lucky to have some Night of Navy ribbon and Vanilla Flower Trim in my stash to complete the look of the card.  And I’m so happy with the result!

Because there is nothing ‘standard’ about this beautiful card, I used the Envelope Punch Board to make a custom size envelope.  My card size is 5 & 1/4″ square with raised embellishments.  Using the Box Buster kindly created & shared by the Crafty Owl, I was able to input my measurements and have it tell me what size cardstock to use and where to punch on the EPB.  Keep in mind: unlike the measurements on the Envelope Punch Board that allow a 1/8″ border around the edge of your card, the Box Buster doesn’t have any border.  So add 1/4″ to your measurements before entering.  [For this card: depth – 5 & 1/2″, width – 5 & 1/2″, height – 0 & 1/4″].

Happy “I Do Day” Ciara & Jason!  Kelly x

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Supplies:

Tools: Big Shot

Bigz Die: Lattice

Embossing Folder: Beautifully Baroque

Punches: Heart to Heart (retired), Small Heart

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Night of Navy

Extras: Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Adhesive: Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue